Sara Hocking

Regional Marketing Manager

Grant Thornton LLP

Sponsor: Grant Thornton
Strategy 1: Become a leading hub of advanced manufacturing

Sara Hocking became a Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs Fellow in January of 2015.

Sara is a Regional Marketing Manager for Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP, one of the world’s largest public accounting firms. In her role, Sara sets the marketing strategy for the Midwest Territory to support local growth objectives with alignment to the firm’s brand. Her management experience includes working with leadership to create content- and account-based strategies and small, cross-functional teams to execute them.

She has eight years’ experience marketing professional audit, tax and advisory services to businesses and C-Suite professionals across a range of industries, including legal, education, life sciences, financial services and manufacturing. Sara received her M.B.A. with marketing concentration from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as four varsity letters.